Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
A waterfall at the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye.

3 May 2016 – Following an eventful hike up to see the Old Man of Storr), my wife and I headed out to the next destination on our list, the Fairy Pools of Skye.

Located at the base of the Cuillin Mountains, the pools are a popular attraction for walkers as well as photographers. The main walk here follows the path of the River Brittle, and leads you to a series of waterfalls and shallow pools known for their exceptionally clear (and very cold!) waters.

Though it is an easy walk, there are several streams along the path which can be difficult for some to cross, especially during wet weather. We did notice an older gentleman during our time there that had to turn back as he could not make the hop across.

Being a popular attraction, we were pleasantly surprised to see that there weren’t too many people around. I suspect things will be quite different once the weather gets a little warmer!

A waterfall at the Fairy Pools, with the Cuillin Mountains in the background. The split in the mountain at the centre of the frame (Sgurr an Fheadain) is known as the Waterpipe Gully.
Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
One of many streams along the path at the Fairy Pools.

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

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